Pure Rock Newswire 01/15/04
By CrpnDeth, Staff Photographer/Writer
Thursday, January 15, 2004 @ 5:30 PM
Blabbermouth.net has reported that
Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will be issuing Dokken's live
DVD, titled Dokken: Japan Live '95, on Monday February 16th, 2004.
Joe Satriani's official web site, www.satriani.com, is reporting that the forthcoming G3 2003 DVD will be released in February 2004. The DVD was recorded during the October 20th show at Denver, Colorado and the October 21st show at Kansas City, Missouri on the G3 2003 tour and features performances by Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen.
David Holland, 55, who played with the heavy metal band Judas Priest in the 70s and 80s, faces one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecently assaulting a 17-year-old youth with special needs who visited his home for lessons. Maria Savvides, prosecuting at Northampton Crown Court, said the alleged incidents came to light in December 2002 when the teenager sent a letter to his parents implying the abuse. The boy's parents had encouraged the drumming lessons to improve their son's self-esteem. As the relationship between teacher and pupil grew, they had allowed their son to stay over at his home on a number of occasions. "The letter revealed that things were happening at his drum teacher's house that should not have been happening," Miss Savvides told the court.
Stratovarius has announced a brand-new vocalist Katriina Wiiala (a.k.a. Miss K) and states that she has spent the last four years fronting a "melodic hard rock" band called Aurora K, with whom she performed a number of gigs in addition to recording a two-song single, titled 11th Hour.
Damageplan, the new band featuring former Pantera members Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, will be hosting MTV2's Headbanger's Ball on Saturday, January 24th at 10:00 p.m. EST. The group's video for Breathing New Life has been named the Headbanger's Ball "Bang of the Week"
Queensryche will be issuing a DVD, titled The Art of Live, on March 24th. The disc will contain "live and backstage footage and some special extras.", per the band's website www.queensryche.com.
Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin DuBrow is currently recording an album of his favorite cover tunes from the 1970's. "This album's a real labor of love," says DuBrow. "When Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records approached me about doing this, I already had the songs selected." The album will feature songs originally done by Humble Pie, Mott The Hoople and Silverhead just to name a few. The recording is being done at Field Of Dreams studios in Las Vegas, NV features Kevin DuBrow on vocals, Kevin Curry on guitar, German bassist Gunter Nezhoda and former Badlands/UFO drummer and Racer X vocalist Jeff Martin. The album is being engineered by former Great White member Michael Lardie, who also adds keyboards to the album. The album is being produced by Kevin DuBrow and Micheal Lardie and will be released on Shrapnel Records sometime early 2004.
Chimaira has replaced drummer Andy Herrick with Richard Evensand of Soilwork.
The Murderdolls have a couple of gigs forthcoming:
01/15/04 Hollywood, CA Key Club
Additionally, vocalist Wednesday 13 has confirmed the following solo dates, with more to be announced:
01/30/04 Rock Hill, SC
In other tour news, Supagroup hits the road again, releasing the following dates:
01/11/04 New Orleans, LA, El Matador
Centinex will release their fifth full-length album, Decadence: Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos, on March 9th through Candlelight Records.
Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses 2 has been greenlighted by Lions Gate. Zombie recently told MTV that the film is “much darker and more serious. It's a gritty crime movie Badlands. There's nothing campy or wacky at all."
Former Meat Puppets bassist/vocalist Cris Kirkwood was shot by a security guard outside of a post office in Phoenix, AZ after an argument with a woman over a parking spot. He remains hospitalized at this time.
Disturbed is currently auditioning bass players after last month’s departure of Fuzz. Demos, photos and contact info can be sent to:JBM
4042 N. Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60641
Helloween has the following tour dates tentatively scheduled (be sure to check out Helloween.org for any updates):01/15/04 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom
01/16/04 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
01/17/04 Worchester, MA The Palladium
01/18/04 W. Springfield, VA Jaxx
01/20/04 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
01/22/04 Houston, TX Engine Room
01/23/04 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
01/24/04 Dallas, TX Trees
01/26/04 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
01/27/04 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Vocalist Mike Patton (Tomahawk, ex-Faith No More) will make his acting debut in the film Firecracker. Visit here for more info. Black Label Society’s forthcoming album, Hangover Music, Vol. 1, will feature piano and acoustical selections, ala Alice in Chains’ Jar of Flies. The album is scheduled for release in March, 2004, through Spitfire Records. Metallica will tour the US with Godsmack beginning in March, as previously reported. Metallica now announces that Slipknot will support their European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in May. Check out Metallica.com for the tour dates. For the previous Newswire, please click HERE.
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